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God’s Building Plan

1 Corinthians 3:10-17 In this sermon, we talk about the opportunity that we have as a church to purchase property. The discussion is framed out by Paul’s reminder that God does not live in temples built by human hands (Acts 17:24). God’s main building project is a people in which his Spirit dwells. He is the architect, we (the church) are his plan, and anyone who would work on the church is accountable to God. We must take care, then,…

A Loving People

1 John 4:7-12 Love is the foundation of the two greatest commandments: to love God and to love our neighbor as ourselves.  Therefore, Scripture is clear: there is not a characteristic more to the heart of being a follower of Jesus than love.  So how ought we to love?  What should love look like in our lives? To view the discussion questions associated with this sermon, please click the button below.

A Praying People

Matthew 6:9-13 The church is a community of prayer. For centuries, many have looked to “The Lord’s Prayer” as fundamental teaching on how to pray (and rightly so!). Mark Caplinger opens the Word to us with a call to pray. To view the discussion questions associated with this sermon, please click the button below.

God’s Holy People

1 Peter 2:9-12 In this text, we learn two things: Who we are and what we are to do.  We are a people chosen by God and saved by His glorious grace.  The relationship we have with God is indeed an incredible privilege, but it isn’t without great responsibility.  Since we have received such a beautiful gospel, we ought to share it with others by living in such a way that when others encounter us, they encounter Christ.  The body…

Mission

When we look to the Lord’s farewell discourse and prayer of consecration, we learn something of the mission of God. God’s desire is the advancement of His glory through the local church. Jesus prays for our protection, our joy, our unity, and our dedication while we missionally engage with the world. To view the discussion questions associated with this sermon, please click the button below.

Worship

Colossians 3:15-17 This passage helps us to understand the church’s identity. The church is an interconnected relational reality. We are members of a body. Therefore, we should pursue the peace of Christ in our relationships and be grateful to God for his gracious work in us. Further, we worship God with gladness when we gather to sing and scatter week by week to advance the mission of the gospel. To view the discussion questions associated with this sermon, please click…

A Gospel Community

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 In this passage, we are introduced to a fledgling church afflicted by persecution and difficulty. Surprising to us, God indicates that this church is on very solid ground (the Gospel). As a result of the gospel, the Thessalonian church has become an exemplary faith community and a hub for the advancement of the mission. It would seem that any church that is willing to embrace its God-given calling and status could participate in the joys of being…

The Church’s Servant-Leaders (Elders)

Acts 20:17-38 In Paul’s farewell address to the Ephesian elders, he outlines the role and responsibilities of spiritual leaders in the local church. We find that the call to spiritual leadership is weighty and demanding. It will involve serving God and his people, suffering for the namesake, and shepherding the blood-bought people of God. To view the discussion questions associated with this sermon, please click the button below.

Vision Sunday

In this sermon, we visit eight of our church’s core values. We are a gospel-centered church We are a word-driven church We are a relational church We are a missional church We are an evangelistic church We are a disciple-making church We are a spirit-filled church We are a worshiping church To view the discussion questions associated with this sermon, please click the button below.